Generations of Progress
Helping you understand the commitment of modern pig farmers.

Our mission is to produce safe, nutritious food in a responsible manner.

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Farmers have led industrywide efforts to achieve tremendous improvements in all areas of pig farming.

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Pig farmers are encouraged to use best farming practices in caring for animals and managing their farms.

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#RealPigFarming Blog

February 4, 2016

Shattering Stereotypes – Women in Pig Farming

Erin Brenneman, who farms with her husband, Tim, near Southeast Iowa, says she enjoys blowing away stereotypes about women in agriculture. “It’s fun,” she insists. “I take can take care of pigs, load market hogs and even run the combine when my husband is busy. I think it’s our God-given right to be proud of […]

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Meet the Real Pig Farmers of America

Meet the Real Pig Farmers of America

You love pork. You love bacon. But where does it come from? Who’s making all the bacon? It comes from America’s pig farms. And the real magic behind it is all the people who make it happen: The Real Pig Farmers of America.

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Responsible Antibiotic Use

March 10, 2016

Antibiotic Stewardship

With growing concerns about antibiotic resistance, people ask how antibiotic use in animals could affect their health and the health of their families. While many understand that these medicines are needed to protect animal health and produce safe food, some ask how farmers can ensure antibiotics are used responsibly to minimize the selection for antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to protect these valuable medications for both human and animal health.

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Antibiotic Use on Pig Farms

Responsible Antibiotic Use is Priority No. 1 for Pig Farmers and Veterinarians

I am a mom and a veterinarian. Helping farmers produce safe food has always been a core value of mine. Becoming a mom has only strengthened my belief that as farmers and veterinarians we should do everything in our power to produce safe food. I know healthy pigs lead to safe pork. There is no […]

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